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Fredricka Whitfield is a renowned American Journalist who has earned more than eight prestigious awards. Fredricka Whitfield is well recognized as a news anchor of CNN Newsroom on CNN.

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  • Birthday: May 31, 1965 (age 53 years)
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Profession: News Anchor

Fredricka Whitfield Family and Personal Life

Fredricka Whitfield is married to John Glenn. Her husband is a former director of photography of Atlanta-Journal-Constitution. Pregnant with her first child in 2004, this young looking lady is the mother of three children one born in 2005 and two in 2012, fraternal twins.

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  • Parents: Mal Whitfield,  Nola Whitfield
  • Husband: John Glenn
  • Children: Nola Amanda Glenn, Gilbert James Glenn
  • Marital Status: Married

Whitfield is the daughter of Olympian Mal Whitfield. Born on 31 May 1965, she is based in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta.

This woman attended Paint Branch High School during her freshman year in Burtonsville, Maryland. She graduated in 1983 from there.

After then she was enrolled at Howard University’s School of Communication and pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in 1987.

Fredricka Whitfield Height, Weight and Measurements


How tall is Fredricka Whitfield? Fredricka Whitfield is a tall woman with a height of 6 feet 2 inches ( 187 cm).

She is one of the beautiful anchors at CNN who displays her long and toned legs in her very professional outfits. This woman has managed to look very young despite her real age.

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  • Height: 6 feet 2 inches ( 187 cm)
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  • Plastic Surgery: N/A

Also much in fame for her pretty feet, she still looks very hot in her existing height and spread her charm magnificently that her relationship with her audience and her family does not seem to be getting divorced ever.

Fredricka Whitfield TV Shows: CNN Newsroom

It was during her Howard’s year when the chill of anchoring swept her. She used to serve as a news anchor for her campus radio WHBC. After the competition of her studies, she worked for various channels and stations.

She served as a correspondent for WPLG-TV of Miami, News Channels of Washington, and KTVK-TV of Dallas, WTNH of Connecticut and WCIV of South Carolina.

She joined NBC News in 1995 and worked with the network for six long years. She used to report as Atlanta-based correspondent of the channel for the show NBC Nightly News.

She also used to anchor other shows at NBC like ”The Today Show” and ”Dateline NBC” as morning and afternoon anchor. She left NBC at the end of 2001 and joined CNN during 2002.

She entered CNN as a news anchor and reporter and now is serving the network from Atlanta hosting the weekend network edition of CNN News Room.

Whitfield is one of the brilliant anchors of CNN who had broken much news in the past. She is the first anchor who revealed the death of former president Ronald Reagan. She also had covered the story of the Asian tsunami of 2004.

She has also been the part of stories of 2000 presidential race and ballot recount and also covered many weather reports on tornadoes, floods, and hurricanes across America.

She is the one who covered 1996 Olympics and the Olympic Park Bombing of Atlanta. She also added to the subsequent search for bomber Eric Rudolph and also covered the 1999 refugee crisis of Macedonia during the Kosovo War.

After the 9/11 attack in America, she actively covered events related U.S. Military first response readiness to search-and-rescue mission training. She also reported the stories during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Fredricka Whitfield Salary and Net Worth

How much is Fredrica Whitfield worth? Very much polite and friendly in manner, Fredrica is one of the leading and most viewed correspondents of CNN. According to sources, Fredrica Whitfield has accumulated a net worth of $5 million which includes her enormous annual salary of $500 thousand.

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  • Salary: $500k
  • Net Worth: $5 million

This beautiful woman of her late forties has earned numerous awards and honors for her work from Sigma Delta Chi, The Society of Professional Journalist and Associated Press. She was Emmy nominated in 2000 for long-form storytelling.

This multi-talented woman won Howard University School of Communication Alumna of the year in 2002, George Peabody Award for live coverage of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Ebony Award for Outstanding Woman in Marketing and Communication in 2005.

She is 2007 Emmy winner for outstanding live coverage of a breaking News story Long form, 2008 NAMD communicator of the year and also honored as Howard University postgraduate achievement in the field of Journalism in 2008 and NYABJ long-form feature in 2009.